19 million people in Sudan may suffer from acute malnutrition in the coming months
The World Food Program fears that 19 million people will suffer from hunger and malnutrition in the coming months in Sudan due to the conflict between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, according to a United Nations spokesman Friday.
And the deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Farhan Haq, said that the WFP “expects that the number of people suffering from severe food insecurity in Sudan will increase between two and 2.5 million people.”
“In May 2023, taking into account the current conflict … we can estimate that the total number (of these people) will rise to 19 million in the period between the next three to six months if the conflict continues,” he added.
According to the Food Program report in early 2023, 16.8 million Sudanese out of a total population estimated at 45 million were suffering from acute food insecurity, an increase of one million people from the previous year.
The United Nations warned that the most affected Sudanese states will be West Darfur, Kordofan, Blue Nile, Red Sea and North Darfur states.